The Parish School Blog

Mar 19, 2019

Helping You Help Children Communicate

It is so important that every member of a child’s treatment team is empowered to support their growth and has the tools to help that child succeed. The Parish School seeks to develop resources for growing the skills of our staff, families and students. The Hanen Centre©, a non-profit organization, shares this goal of helping others to help children communicate. Within the past year, Parish has implemented several programs from the Hanen organization as part of family and staff training. Here are a few of our favorite Hanen strategies parents can try during book reading with their child...
Apr 17, 2018

Developing Social Skills for More Than a Decade in Children Who Have Learning Difficulties

What began as passion and determination for supporting students who struggle socially, has turned into a program turning a decade old with clients from across the Houston area. How the Social Thinking program has developed at The Parish School.
Dec 6, 2017

Rejuvenate Together – Through Music

The holidays are filled with beautiful sounds (and sights) that make this time unlike any other. And a much-needed break from work, however brief, gives us an opportunity to rest and enjoy the simple things that fill our lives – family, friends, meals and traditions. Our children are also taking a well-deserved break from their own routine. However, the sudden lack of structure can often be a difficult adjustment for children and families alike. The increased time with your child can be a wonderful opportunity to find new ways to play together, that rejuvenate you both! Music is one of the most simple and ideal ways to achieve this. Here are 7 simple suggestions to connect and refresh in play with your child through music.
Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.